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    Cateye Double shot Pro Lumens?

    I just got a cateye double shot pro as a replacment for a Blackburn X6. I had the option of the Cateye or the Niterider MiNute X2 Dual and in the shop chose the Cateye because it has a cool pearl white finish. Since I got home however Ive been doing some searching to try and compare the Cateye/Niterider.

    All I can find is that the NR has bit of a better flood but a shorter run time and cant helmet mount and the CE has a longer runtime and can helmet mount.

    I wanted to know about the brightness though. The NR says that it has 300 lumens but the CE talks about candelpower. link to CE page, 3rd from top

    How do I compare the 2 values??

    Thanks

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    Lol! They might want to change the name of file
    CATEYE Head Light POS.pdf

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    I dont get it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by notnormal
    Lol! They might want to change the name of file
    CATEYE Head Light POS.pdf

    seems like a pretty accurate name to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by james266
    I dont get it?
    james, it's the POS bit.

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    oh ok. But that doesn help with my question.

    Does any know how well the it compares to a NR MiNewt Dual in terms of brightness?

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    try this :
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=176131
    looks like the cateye has 160 lumens
    but easily upgraded to the ssc ... just search for it

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    I saw that stuff on the candlepower forums but I know that the pro is brighter than the standard one and there they list them both as 160 lumens. Also they have listed a Cateye R2 model. Mine says R2 on the box but it looks exactly like the double shot pro but pearl white.

    Any thoughts?

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    What is SSC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by james266
    What is SSC?
    Is a Seoul semiconductor led



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    I heard the pro was double the lumens of the normal model so around 300, similar to the minewtx2 dual (though a lot more expensive I think).
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    I heard it was 30% brighter but I cant find that figure for sure anywhere. The cateye one is almost double the price.

    Does anyone know the difference between the R2 and the double shot or are they the same? The housing looks the same just a different colour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by james266
    I wanted to know about the brightness though. The NR says that it has 300 lumens but the CE talks about candelpower. link to CE page, 3rd from top

    How do I compare the 2 values??
    You can't compare the values as they're measuring different things.

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    There must be some kind of convertion though so that you can compare the light sources?

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    No there isn't. Lumens is a measure of how much light is emitted from the LED, candlepower is a measure of the brightness at the brightest spot in the beam. Two lights with the same leds but different optics will have similar lumens but maybe very different candlepower.
    Are you unhappy with the cateye? Theres always something brighter...
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